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Softball's Sydney Jones Named First Team All-American By Fastpitch News

Hope College's Sydney Jones has been selected a NCAA Division III First Team All-American by Fastpitch News.

The junior righthander from South Lyon, Michigan (East HS) is one of five first-team pitchers and 15 first-team selections overall.

Jones posted a 17-7 overall record this season on the mound while helping the Flying Dutch reach the regional finals of the NCAA Division III Tournament and claim a share of a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship.

Jones earned all-region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and was named the MIAA"s Most Valuable Pitcher.

Jones set school records with 17 wins, 11 shutouts, 23 starts, 22 complete games and 229 strikeouts in a single season. Her 1.18 ERA is second-lowest in Flying Dutch history.

Jones also became the Flying Dutch's career strikeout leader this season. 

Jones fielded her position and first base well, recording a .994 fielding percentage with just one error in 154 chances.

Fastpitch News release

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